Did you ever notice that few people attend municipal, civic and school board meetings unless it's concerning a controversial issue?
This year's school budget is not controversial considering it calls for expenditures of $19.3 million, or $282,770 less than last year.
Unfortunately, the lack of controversy means that maybe only several hundred people will vote on the budget, although the school district has about 4,000 eligible voters. Hopefully many citizens will proved me wrong by turning out for the vote on May 18.
On May 26, there will be a school budget meeting to start formulating the 2011-2012 school budget. With all of the cuts from the state education department, next year will be even more difficult to craft a reasonable, balanced budget.